Most visitors to Morocco see Marrakech or Fez as their hub – both amazing cities within easy reach of the Atlas Mountains. You can combine some of Africa’s best hotels with sightseeing, souks and superb cuisine – and, a few hours away, trek in some of the world’s most accessible mountains and experience traditional Berber hospitality.
But as always, at cazenove+loyd, we like to get under the skin of a destination – hence encouraging you to go to southern Morocco, where relatively few travellers venture. The region is now much easier to access, as you can fly in and out of Marrakech, Essaouira, Agadir, Casablanca or Ouarzazate from many European cities. Here we have designed an incredible 10-day itinerary in the country’s remote south:
You will start your journey in Casablanca and drive south to the laid-back seaside village of Oualidia. Here, we will book you into La Sultana, a boutique hotel with easy access to the picturesque saltwater lagoon that provides the oysters for which the area is famous. This is beach life devoid of big resorts. Family-run restaurants serve the freshest of seafood. There are canoes and kayaks for exploration and long stretches of coastline for watersports. Birdwatching is spectacular here too, particularly in the spring and autumn, when many migratory species gather, such as flamingos, storks and egrets. Three days here will leave you relaxed but wanting more.